How to perform a search of all resouces, except 'X'

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Christopher Bucklin | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Mar 31 2019 8:54 AM

So often I often perform searches across on my resources for certain terms, such as 'Suicide' .

The problem is, I have a particular resource (Religious and Theological Abstracts) which lists articles (that vast majority of which I don't have) and dominates the search results. It's annoying.

so is there any commands I can type to search all references, but exclude a certain work, for example 'Suicide <Exclude: RTA>' or something to that effect? 

Thanks in advance.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 11:19 AM

Someone else may have a better solution, but the only way I can think of to do this is with a collection.

Create a collection using 

* ANDNOT title:Religious and Theological Abstracts

or you can use just the * and manually drag any resources into the Minus these Resources section of the collection screen

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 12:14 PM

Fred Chapman:

Create a collection using 

* ANDNOT title:Religious and Theological Abstracts

I think, the rule must be * ANDNOT  title:"Religious and Theological Abstracts" (i.e. put the multi-word title in quotes, otherwise the parser will treat the spaces in the title as ANDs)

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 2:13 PM

NB.Mick:

Fred Chapman:

Create a collection using 

* ANDNOT title:Religious and Theological Abstracts

I think, the rule must be * ANDNOT  title:"Religious and Theological Abstracts" (i.e. put the multi-word title in quotes, otherwise the parser will treat the spaces in the title as ANDs)

You're right Mick. I forgot to add the quotes

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 3:41 PM

Fred Chapman:

Someone else may have a better solution, but the only way I can think of to do this is with a collection.

Create a collection using 

* ANDNOT title:Religious and Theological Abstracts

or you can use just the * and manually drag any resources into the Minus these Resources section of the collection screen

If you do the Search regularly, a Collection is the best way. Sometimes it is easier to type hyphens where quotes are required e.g.

* ANDNOT title:Religious-and-Theological-Abstracts

instead of

* ANDNOT title:"Religious and Theological Abstracts"

And if you want to use shorthand:

* -title:"Religious and Theological Abstracts"

where there is no space after the minus sign.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 4:03 PM

Dave Hooton:
* ANDNOT title:Religious-and-Theological-Abstracts

I never knew about this alternative

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